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  • 4 tips on getting a job in the space industry

    Author: Andrew Bacon, 2010 graduate and Space Systems Engineer at Thales Alenia Space - Most space engineers will tell you that ‘space is cool’ which is true and this mainly comes from the fact that most things you do in space...

  • Sensors and Cameras - launching a High Altitude Balloon

    Author: Jacob Smith - I am really pleased with my progress so far. I now have a working tracker system and in this post will describe the additional components I have added to my circuit, and the cameras I will...

  • Celebrate the 'Year of Engineering' through placement

    Author: Varun Shankar - I am on placement with Shell Global Solutions based in Canary Wharf, London. I have a Research and Development role under the Fuel Technology team. One may wonder, as I did initially, what an engineer to...

  • 2 Months in Montreal

    Author: Henry Lee - When life presents an amazing opportunity, you should strongly consider taking it! I chose to do my research project in Montreal because of the city; it has been voted as the best city for students in...

  • Why Become a Structural Engineer?

    Author: Matt Church - Last summer, I volunteered to put myself into the limelight and assist the Institution of Structural Engineers by being filmed and interviewed to spread the word of structural engineering to pre-higher education students. When I was in...

  • The tracking system: launching a High Altitude Balloon

    Author: Jacob Smith - Welcome back to my blog about launching a High Altitude Balloon. A lot more research and waiting for deliveries later I had the parts and could start making my tracking system. In this post I will...

  • Bath Architecture Annual 2017

    Read the latest student-produced Bath Architecture Annual showcasing student work from our BSc and MArch architecture courses:   View the annual on ISSUU. Contents Foreword - page 10 BSc Architecture First Year - page 14 Second Year - page 18 Third Year...

  • A positive response

    Author: Fiona Gleed - When someone sets out an aspiration to be a positive man in 2018, they deserve a positive response. This reply is a personal perspective, reflecting on my own experiences in Engineering and Universities, to recognise progress...

  • How to be a positive man in 2018

    Author: Alastair Marsh - Gender inequality is a problem in many parts of our society including universities and the engineering sector. What are some simple, practical ways in which men can make a positive contribution? Before looking to the rosy...